Fake vs Natural Beauty

Fake tan. Fake smile. Fake nails. Fake hair. Tell me again how you want a real man?

Many top makeup artists will tell you that makeup should be applied to enhance, not completely cover the skin. Whilst many hate and wish to cover the splattering of freckles across their nose, or the natural rosiness to their skin; understanding how to even out skin tone using makeup rather than hide what nature gave you is key to the natural look.

panto vs natural

panto vs natural

The recent media bombardment of reality shows like “The Only Way is Essex” “Keeping up with the Kardashians” “The Real Wives of …” have pushed the more natural look out of fashion, resulting in countless women walking around with groucho marx style eyebrows, orange skin, false spider eyelashes, false breasts, false hair and makeup that would often be more suitable for a panto dame.

This is before we have even looked at the botox issue. Woman in their early twenties running around with faces that don’t move or show emotion, not to mention the more mature ladies who believe it makes them look younger therefore more beautiful. I work in an industry where I see woman before & after botox and believe me when I tell you they looked more friendly, happy & beautiful before they lost their laughter lines, and wrinkles. What’s wrong with having some character in your face?

In my personal opinion, and that is all I can offer; many woman, driven by clever marketing and hype, are spending money on making themselves look LESS attractive. How ironic.

As with most things in life “less is more”

Think about that for a moment. I can wait…

How beautiful is the glow of a natural looking tan? It’s so much prettier and healthier looking than the oompa loompa look. 419262_10151356635691852_2056776435_n

My advice to woman of all ages is to work with what you have. If you feel you need a change, try a new lipstick, change your hairstyle, eat healthier, get a glow from exercise & look after your skin properly. If you want to look more attractive, simply SMILE at people. A smile is your biggest beauty secret – trust me!

A woman is most beautiful when she smiles. Other than that, the most valuable tip I’ve learned is always use a skin moisturizer!”
—Beyoncé

I’m interested in what my readers think on this issue, whether you agree with me or not. Have you had surgery – did it improve your life? Are you a guy – do you prefer natural or “enhanced” ladies?